Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Interior Design Feature with Gwendoline Alderton

This month Gwendoline talked about people who are trying to sell their home. sHE answered many questions that she had been asked this month.

Why do you need bedside tables when you're selling your house?
If you have a single bed it's appropriate to have a single bed but if you have a double bed then normally you have one bedside table either side of the bed.  However if your room is too small you could use a small shelf either side.  Having two bedside tables either side of the bed makes the room symmetrical and increases the overall harmony and happiness.  This is especially important if you're selling your home.  Having somewhere to put a lamp is important because this improves the lighting in the room.  Being able to put a lamp either side of bed creates a mood of attractiveness.  Also you can put accessories on the bed side table which can make the room look more attractive- such as pictures which match the color scheme.

How do you identify the purpose of a room?
If you're not using a room for its intended purpose then you should make sure that the intended purpose of the room is clear.  This ensures that the buyer can envisage the room for its intended purpose.  Make sure rooms such as junk rooms have a clear purpose as this maximises the value of the room.

Which colors should I use when selling my house?
In terms of colors, Gwendoline suggests that one veers away from magnolia as it is too dark and overused. You should use paler colors when you are selling you house because vibrant colors like red could look too domineering and severe.  Paler colors are are in fashion at the moment, with the colors of the year being rose quartz and pale blue.  Right now lots of sea-like colors are in the shops such as turquoise and blues.  These colors are very easy to work with and most people love them.

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